Creating a Hand Casting

Sometimes it is necessary to have a casting of a hand created to send to an E-Nable volunteer or for someone that needs to have easier access to a child’s hand that they are trying to create a device for. Here are some basic instructions for those of you that may not have access to a 3D scanner and need to make a hand casting the old fashioned way!

What you will need:

  • Some kind of “Instamold” (we found ours at Michael’s Craft Store)
  • A package of strong cast plaster (again, at Michael’s Craft Store)
  • A bucket or mixing container
  • Measuring cup
  • Wire whisk
  • A container to pour the molding material in (we used an old oatmeal container, but make sure to use something you don’t plan to use again)